Lake Cumberland touches Clinton, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, and Wayne Counties in Kentucky. Impounded from the Cumberland River, this reservoir was created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers constructed the Wolf Creek Dam in 1952.
Lake homes for sale on Lake Cumberland offer access to this beautiful lake, which is the 9th largest in the United States. Measuring 101 miles long, Lake Cumberland sports a surface area of 65,530 acres. With so much room on the water, there is a place for everyone to fish. Many of Kentucky's fishing records have been set on this lake, including the record for brown trout (21 pounds), rainbow trout (14 pounds 6 ounces), sturgeon (36 pounds 8 ounces), walleye (21 pounds 8 ounces), and striped bass (58 pounds 4 ounces). Other fish found near Lake Cumberland lake properties for sale include lake trout and sauger. The best fishing months on lake Cumberland are April, May, September, and October.
Fishing isn’t the only water activity that lake house owners enjoy. Local marinas like Beaver Creek Marina, Jamestown Marina, and Wolf Creek Marina offer places to dock your boat, as well as watercraft to rent. You can even strap a Flyboard water pack to your back and soar 30 feet above the surface of the water.
If you prefer to spend your time on the shore, there are 1,255 miles of shoreline to be explored. On the north side of the lake, you'll find Lake Cumberland State Resort Park, covering 3,117 acres of wilderness. In addition to outdoor sports like volleyball and disc golf, park visitors can take guided horse tours or wander through extensive hiking trails—all only a short distance from their lakefront properties.
Golf is a longstanding tradition in Kentucky, and there are a number of excellent courses that are easily accessible from a Lake Cumberland lake-view cabin. Dale Hollow Lake Golf Course is part of the Kentucky State Golf Trail. It has won many awards, including a four-star rating from Golf Digest. Woodson Bend Resort offers an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Lee Trevino and Dave Bennett. Both of these courses are nestled in the natural beauty surrounding Lake Cumberland. If you are interested in living on a Lake Cumberland area golf course, visit GolfHomes.com for information and listings.
Lake Cumberland is one of the largest man-made bodies of water east of the Mississippi River. A vacationer's paradise, Lake Cumberland covers over 63,000 acres, with an abundance of commercial marinas, launching ramps, motels, restaurants, boat rentals, Lake Cumberland State Resort Park and a variety of campsites. Its waters touch over 1,255 miles of shoreline with an average depth of 90 feet.
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Lake Cumberland Vacation Rentals